On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1991

Historical Events

  • Major league umpire Steve Palermo and former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed
  • Pitts Pirate President Carl Barger becomes 1st President of Florida Marlins

Famous Birthdays

  • Devon Conway, New Zealand cricket batsman (7th batsman in history to score a double century on Test debut; 200 v England 2021), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Virgil van Dijk, Dutch footballer (Liverpool FC, Netherlands national team captain), born in Breda, Netherlands

Famous Weddings

  • "Sanford and Son" actor-comedian Redd Foxx (68) weds Ka Ho Cho at The Little Church of the West in Las Vegas

Famous Deaths

  • James Franciscus, American actor (Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Mr Novak, Longstreet), dies of emphysema 57
  • Lotte Palfi Andor, German-American actress (Lovesick, All That Jazz), dies at 87
1991 Highlights

About July 8, 1991

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Cancer